The Journal

A collection of articles focused on design. Along with research pieces, I also share personal and client work.

Updating the iPhone 5 Grid; Download a PSD Template

Download For Free A little more than two years ago, I released a grid design for the iPhone 4 that has now been used in nearly one hundred apps by designers from all over the world. It has been a great feeling to work on something that the design community actually enjoys and finds some use for. A c …

Designing with Consistency & Empathy

Last week, I gave a talk on the importance of great design in a startup. The talk, during Boulder Startup Week, included a panel of four product designers and was prefaced with: How Startups Get To Great Design. I rewrote my talk a number of times while unsuccessfully trying to focus on wireframin …

Studying the Impact of Joining Mocavo

Last May, at the start of Boulder TechStars 2011, I first met Cliff Shaw and Richard Miller. They had just started the Summer program, and were still looking for a design cofounder to join the team. At the time, I was a freelancer for a number of Boulder startups and agencies. I enjoyed the variety …

Effectively Using a Grid in iPhone App Design; Download a PSD Template

Update to Post: New iPhone 5 Grid Free PSD for Download — At this point, it feels like beating a dead horse when discussing the necessity and usefulness of a grid layout within a website’s creation. As designers, we have discovered, learned, and now effectively used a grid throughout most w …

Excited for the Long-Awaited Launch of My Portfolio

Where do I start with this one? It is hard to explain how elated I am that the site is finally live. Just over three months and countless restarts in the making, I am happy to have a new place to call “home” during my hours online. Since jumping headfirst into freelance this February, my portfol …

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